Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
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- 11180 Beograd 59
Republic of Serbia
- 3400m x 45m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Adria Airways
CSA Czech Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Aegean Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is the serves the capital and largest city in Serbia, Belgrade. The airport is the busiest airport in the country and is a hub for national carrier JAT Airways. Over 30 airlines from across Europe serve Belgrade.
Location of Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport, Serbia
Ground Handlers servicing Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
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Air Serbia’s recent rebranding from Jat Airways is the beginning of a number of significant developments for the airline which will also lead to changes in the Serbian aviation market. Through its partnership with Etihad Airways, Air Serbia will be establishing a medium sized hub in Belgrade with a restructured network featuring 12 new destinations and a new fleet of A319 aircraft. Through this hub other airlines within the Etihad’s ‘equity alliance’ will be able to take advantage of an increased presence in the Eastern European region.
As previously reported by CAPA, Serbia's Government and Etihad Airways established on 1-Aug-2013 a strategic partnership to secure the future of Jat Airways which was subsequently renamed and rebranded as Air Serbia. The partnership included the acquisition of 49% of Air Serbia by Etihad on 01-Jan-2014 and Etihad being awarded a five-year management contract
Etihad and the Serbian Government agreed to both inject USD40 million into the airline while both parties will each provide up to USD60 million in further funding. Debt from Jat Airways was also written off by the Serbian Government which will allow Air Serbia to launch from a clean sheet.
The outlook for troubled Serbian national carrier Jat Airways has improved significantly following the recent signing of an agreement with Etihad Airways.
The partnership will allow the modernisation of Jat’s fleet and changes to its network, while also closely working with Etihad to improve its efficiencies, revenue management and cost reduction measures. Abu Dhabi-based Etihad is also negotiating to acquire an equity stake in the small Serbian carrier with a deal expected to be announced on 22-Jul-2013.
If consummated, this will be Etihad's sixth equity arrangement, following those with Aer Lingus, airberlin, Jet Airways (pending), Air Seychelles and Virgin Australia.
Wizz Air continues to expand its presence in eastern Europe with the announcement it will expand its Belgrade base over the next nine months with the launch of five new routes. The Hungarian low-cost carrier will also increase capacity on six of its existing routes from the Serbian capital. This will see competition with Serbian national carrier Jat Airways heat up as Wizz Air becomes the second largest carrier in the nation.
Wizz Air originally established its Belgrade base in Apr-2011, when it based one A320 at the airport and began serving five new routes - Brussels, Brussels Charleroi, Eindhoven, Stockholm Arlanda and Stockholm Skavsta. These joined its existing services to Belgrade from Dortmund, London Luton, Rome Fiumicino and Malmo. The five new routes to be added over the next nine months as a second A320 is introduced at Wizz Air's Belgrade base include Skopje, Mulhouse/Basel, Oslo Sandefjord, Rhodes and Kerkyra.
Russia, the CIS nations and Central and Eastern Europe have been receiving a great deal of attention from Middle East-based carriers in recent months. Full service and low-cost carriers have announced or added a flurry of routes into Eastern European destinations over the past few weeks. Airlines in the Middle East are looking to tap into the underserved region, which is still showing strong economic growth despite troubles in several European markets and strong growth in business and tourism traffic.
Homegrown LCCs Air Arabia and flydubai are leading a push into the regions, but so too is Qatar Airways. Additionally, Oman Air plans to launch services to Moscow. While Middle Eastern carriers have long dominated traffic into western Europe, they now comprise the majority of traffic between the Middle East and central Europe, eastern Europe, Russia and CIS.
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